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Posted on 2012-04-13
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I need to be able to set up a PC with Windows 2000/ Windows XP in a dual boot operating system configuration to run some older third party software.

Can anybody recall how to do this?
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First link on google:
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Not a problem. Make sure your disk has two partitions (you can create them with the Windows setup program when you install the first OS.
Install Win2000 first on one partition, then install XP on the other.
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Thanks guys.  That seems to be exactly what I was looking for.  Shall try it today and report back.
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If this is an older system then the physical dual-boot arrangement outlined above is fine.    If it's a newer system, then you should consider virtualization => just install the free VMWare Player or Microsoft's Virtual PC and then install Windows 2000 and XP in a pair of virtual machines.     This will also let you run them both at the same time ... as well as continuing to run your more current "real" OS (probably Windows 7).

In addition, newer systems likely have chipsets or other components that you can't find Windows 2000 and/or Windows XP drivers for, so installing these OS's natively can be problematic (or impossible).
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